English II- Macbeth Vocabulary: Act I

hurly-burly turmoil, tumult; a state of confusion
minion n. favorite; dependent ex. The knight was the king’s minion
lavish adj. unrestrained; impetuous
runnion n. mangy or scabby creature
corporal adj. substantial, having a body (of relating to, or affecting the body) sentence: his mother gave him a _________ beating as punishment.
prophetic adj. correctly stating what will happen in the future; foretelling events as if by supernatural invention sentence: Say from whence You owe this strange intelligence? or why Upon this blasted heath you stop our way With such _________ greeting?
surmise v. to guess; suppose that something is true without evidence to confirm it
fantastical adj. imaginary
harbinger n. a person or thing that announces or signals the approach of another sentence: I’ll be myself the ________ and make joyful The hearing of my wife with your approach
plenteous adj. existing in large amounts; abundant
rapt entranced; showing complete interest/fascination in something sentence: That he seems _____ withal: to me you speak not.
missives n. a letter or other written messagesentence: the wonder of it, came ________ from the king, who all-hailed me ‘Thane of Cawdor;’
metaphysical of or relating to things that are thought to exist but that cannot be seen
remorse n. feeling of being sorry for doing something bad or wrong in the past; feeling of guilt
beguile v. to trick or deceive someone
sovereign n. a king or queen
procreant adj. producing offspringsentence: Hath made his pendent bed and _______ cradle
martlet n. a representation of a bird without feet, used as a crest or bearing to indicate a fourth son sentence: The temple- haunting _______, does approve, By his loved mansionry, that the heaven’s breath
purveyor n. a person or business that sells or provides something
trammel n. a restriction or impediment to someone’s freedom of action
chamberlains n. an officer who manages the household of a monarch or noble
limbeck n. retort, distilling apparatus; a container for distillation
brandished to wave or shake violently; waved in a threatening way
plight n. a dangerous, difficult, or otherwise unfortunate situationsentence: the plight of an AP boi student it filled with many sleepless nights

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